If there’s one thing that binds us all as humans, it’s our intrinsic need for dignity, respect, and safety.

Yet every so often, an incident arises that not only shatters this universal ethos but also exposes the glaring double standards that exist in our society’s discourse on race.

The chilling video from Zelzate, a Flemish region in Belgium, provides a heartbreaking testament to these inconsistencies.

Consider, if you will, the horrific scenario in which a young boy is surrounded, humiliated, and beaten by a gang of youths.

Forcing him to kneel and kiss their feet, the perpetrators further proceed to assault him physically, all the while laughing at the distress they’re causing.

It’s a scene that would provoke fury and indignation regardless of the racial background of those involved.

However, the response would likely have been more explosive, more pervasive, had the races been reversed.

Now, to be very clear: Every act of bullying, regardless of the race of the victim or perpetrator, should be condemned in the strongest terms.

The heartbreak of the victim and the cruelty of the attackers are universal.

But we have to ask, is society uniformly enraged when such incidents occur?

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Filip Dewinter’s remarks bring to the forefront the apparent racial dynamic of this incident. If his assertion that this was a deliberate act of “humiliation of the non-Muslims” holds true, then it forces us into an uncomfortable conversation.

Does society have a blind spot when it comes to acts of racism or prejudice directed at traditionally ‘majority’ groups?

This is not an issue confined to Belgium or this particular incident.


The larger question at hand is: does society give unequal weight to acts of prejudice based on the racial or ethnic background of the victim?

If the answer is yes, even implicitly, it reveals a troubling and problematic hierarchy of empathy.

While it’s crucial to be cautious and not jump to conclusions prematurely, this incident beckons a broader discussion.

Every victim of racial or ethnic prejudice deserves to have their pain acknowledged and their experience validated.

Otherwise, society risks breeding resentment and mistrust, further deepening divisions.

It’s time we ensure that every incident of racial violence is met with the same level of outrage and determination for justice, regardless of the color of the skin involved.

Fox News has more details on the devastating accident:

A boy was humiliated and beaten to tears by a “bullying gang” of youngsters – suspected of migrant origin – in Zelzate, a Flemish region in Belgium, according to a video that went viral on social media last week.

According to a video that circulated online, six young people surround a boy. The gang forces him to get on his knees and kiss their feet.

“Kiss, kiss,” the gang demands. After the boy complies with their requests by force, he is punched in his head and face several times. The gang laughs and leaves.

The identities of the gang members involved in the criminal assault, which reportedly occurred on Aug. 11, were not immediately revealed by police.

The president of Vlaams Belang, the Flemish far-right populist party, called the video “disgusting.” Some in the party suspected the gang were of migrant origin.

“[A] White Flemish child has to kiss the feet of Muslims,” Filip Dewinter said, calling it the “humiliation of the non-Muslims.”

In a world defined by borders, the issue of immigration has always been contentious. But sometimes, it’s the unseen consequences that can be the most detrimental.

Europe has long been wrestling with a migrant crisis, resulting in heartbreaking stories such as the bullying incident in Zelzate, Belgium. A

nd if you thought this problem was restricted to the other side of the Atlantic, you might want to think again.

In our very own New York, there’s a burgeoning crisis that experts like Howard Wolfson describe as a “ticking time bomb.”

When the deputy mayor for former powerhouse Michael Bloomberg uses such terms, it should be a wake-up call to everyone—this is real, and it’s happening right on our doorstep.


While compassion should be at the heart of any immigration policy, safety and security are just as paramount. Remember the unfortunate boy in Belgium?

As we reflect on his ordeal, we must also consider the cautionary words of former President Trump. While many migrants come to the US with dreams of a better life and pure intentions, it’s naive to believe that every individual entering the country illicitly shares the same values.

So, the question arises: Are we ready to gamble with the safety of our communities?

The good news is that this could spell electoral victory for conservatives in 2024.



The Free Beacon reports:

Democrats are worried that the worsening migrant crisis in New York could have disastrous implications for the Democratic Party.

“There is no question in my mind that the politics of this is a disaster to Democrats,” Howard Wolfson, who was a deputy mayor and political adviser for former mayor Michael Bloomberg, told the New York Times. He described the issue as a “ticking time bomb” for the party. “This issue alone has the potential to cost Democrats the House, because it is such a huge issue in New York City and the coverage of it is clearly heard and seen by voters in all of these swing districts in the suburbs.”

The conflict over how to handle tens of thousands of migrants coming from the southern border has brought scrutiny on Democratic leaders, namely Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City mayor Eric Adams.

“It’s just a question of when this all sort of explodes,” Charlie King, former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, told the Times. “I just don’t know how long you can evade this, and I don’t know that it gets better in the next 18 to 24 months.”

As the migration challenges intensify, our nation faces a critical juncture, one that will determine not only our political landscape but the very fabric of our society.

If the incident in Belgium teaches us anything, it’s that issues on foreign shores can very quickly become cautionary tales for our homeland.

The clock is ticking, and only time will reveal the lasting consequences of our choices today.

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